At Issue: Karin Norington-Reaves Of The Partnership Applauds City, Cook County's Job Development Efforts

Craig Dellimore
September 27, 2019 - 7:29 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- It may sometimes seem as if top officials from Chicago and Cook County don’t get along, but at least they have been successfully cooperating in job development.

Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, said her joinly run agency has been running smoothly since the days of Emanuel and the differences between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board Comissioner Toni Preckwinkle do not affect job development. 

Created in 2012, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is an umbrella organization operating the public workforce system in the City of Chicago and Cook County. 

Norington-Reaves said the job development sector has support from both officials and has grown over the years with city support.

"This is the one that has really stood the test of time, endured and prospered," Norington-Reaves said of the job program that has helped 60,000 individuals in employment, according to itd website. The Partnership also collaborated with more than 2,000 employers and administers more than $300 million in federal and philanthropic funds since its inception. 

Norington-Reaves the guest on our At Issue program this weekend. You can hear more Sunday at 9:30 a.m and 9:30 pm.